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FUJIFILM Sonosite Keeps the Wheels in Motion

2017 18 May

Dr Bausili at the Titan Race The medical team, Cardiosos, attending the Gaes Titan Desert by Garmin endurance mountain bike race this year had point-of-care ultrasound close at hand to help them deal with injuries and medical emergencies. The race saw over 463 top-level mountain bikers cover 612 kilometres of sand dunes in Morocco over the course of... Read more

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Ultrasound guidance improves the accuracy of epidurals

2017 17 May

 SonoSite’s X-Porte helps Dr Abraham Ssenoga to administer epidurals under ultrasound guidance.Anaesthetists at Liverpool Women’s Hospital are taking advantage of ultrasound guidance to administer epidurals, as consultant anaesthetist Dr Abraham Ssenoga explained: “Liverpool Women’s is a specialist obstetrics and gynaecology hospital that deals with... Read more

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Point-of-Care Ultrasound: Accurate, Faster, Less Painful

2017 15 May

A new study shows that point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) assessment of distal forearm injuries in children is accurate, timely and is associated with low levels of pain and high satisfaction. Findings of the study are published in Academic Emergency Medicine. See Also: Hand-held Ultrasound for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm DetectionWhen it comes to the management... Read more

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Creating a New Standard for Ultrasound in Emergency Care

2017 21 Apr

Point-of-care (POC) ultrasound is now a common sight in emergency departments throughout the UK. Professor Bob Jarman, Consultant in Emergency Medicine at the Great North Trauma and Emergency Centre, explained the potential benefits of more widespread ultrasound use: “There is a lot of interest in POC ultrasound within our department, above and beyond... Read more

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Point-of-Care Ultrasound Improving Care for Chest Patients

2017 23 Feb

Dr Angshu Bhowmik routinely uses point-of-care ultrasound to guide pleural procedures.Ultrasound guidance is now routinely used for pleural procedures, with current British Thoracic Society guidelines stating that all pleural drain insertions and aspirations should be performed using the technique. Dr Angshu Bhowmik, a consultant chest physician specialising... Read more

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Point-of-care ultrasound systems prove ideal for the Children’s Acute Transport Service

2017 16 Feb

 Cathy Roberts from the Children’s Acute Transport Service finds SonoSite’s Edge system invaluable when transferring critically ill children between hospitals.The Children’s Acute Transport Service (CATS) depends on point-of-care ultrasound systems to get quick and accurate vascular access in critically ill children being transferred to specialist treatment... Read more

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When Time is of the Essence

2017 06 Feb

Point-of-care ultrasound systems were originally designed for military applications, dealing with emergencies in a battlefield setting, and it is not surprising that they now play such a pivotal role in emergency vehicles around the world. Dr Ramón de Elías Hernandez, head of on-call doctors at SAMUR, Madrid’s municipal emergency service, describes... Read more

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Guiding Patient Management with the help of Point-of-Care Ultrasound

2016 10 Nov

Point-of-care ultrasound provides EMED clinicians with valuable additional information.Point-of-care ultrasound provides valuable additional information in emergency medicine, helping to guide clinical decision making, as Dr Jonny Gordon, EMED consultant at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow, explained: “Point-of-care ultrasound has... Read more

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Embracing Emergency Ultrasound in Andalusia

2016 01 Nov

Point-of-care (POC) ultrasound is playing an increasing role in emergency medicine, providing the tools to help physicians rapidly and efficiently assess a wide range of patients. Dr Alberto Ángel Oviedo García, an emergency medicine specialist at the Hospital de Valme in Seville, has been instrumental in developing the use of POC ultrasound in Andalusia,... Read more

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Using Point-Of-Care Ultrasound to Train the Intensivists of the Future

2016 24 Oct

Dr Kaushik Bhowmick regularly uses the X-Porte point-of-care ultrasound system in his daily practice West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds is using the latest generation point-of-care ultrasound system to help intensive care trainees develop their skills in cardiac and lung ultrasound, as consultant anaesthetist Dr Kaushik Bhowmick explained: “My... Read more